Is Oppo Realme 1 Really Worth Buying?

The newly launched Realme 1 by Oppo saw its India launch on 15th May, 2018 which is aimed at the market segmentation of young smart phone buyers. The real panel has an attractive diamond cut, shaped design made of real glass which makes it look extravagant and in addition to the stunning looks it comes along with a good interface as well.

Oppo chose not to include a fingerprint scanner, but instead implemented a face unlock feature which unlocks the phone instantly without any hassle. Though it is a 6 inch screen display the body is smooth measuring 7.88 mm that does not cause any problem while accessing the volume control button on the left as well as the power button on the right with only one hand.

It is a handy smart phone for social networking, emails, plus online shopping which includes an exclusive feature that collects all information from several sources showing updates and the customizable smart assistant page comes as a very resourceful tool.

The camera app gives good output, which has a compact interface which also comes with a manual mode. The Realme 1 gives optimum multi-tasking capability without any sluggishness due to adequate memory, storage along with an efficient processor that is clubbed with a dual-core AI processor. Below are the specifications of the Realme 1:




  • SIM – Dual Sim
  • Weight – 155 gms


  • IPS LCD with capacitive touch screen, giving 16M colors
  • 6 inch screen
  • 1080×2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio
  • Multitouch with ColorOS 5.0


  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 chipset
  • Octa-core 2.0 GHz processor
  • Mali- G72 MP3 graphics processor

Storage and Memory:

  • Expandable up to 256 GB dedicated slot
  • 3GB RAM/32GB, 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB


  • 13MP primary camera with LED flash
  • Geo tagging, HDR, face detection, touch focus
  • Video output of 1080@30 fps
  • 8 MP rear camera


  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Direct Wi-Fi, hot spot
  • Bluetooth 4.2, LE, A2DP
  • Micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • Comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 3410 mAh battery

Other features:

  • Photo viewer/editor, HTML5
  • SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
  • Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • MP4/H.264/FLAC player, MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
  • Document viewer


  • Comes in three colors of Moonlight Silver, Diamond Black and Solar Red

You can buy the Realme 1 on Amazon with which it has an exclusive tie-up, for Rs. 8,990 for the base model which comes with 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage, Rs. 10,990 with 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage and the top end model which comes with 6GB RAM/128GB internal storage for Rs. 13,990. The sale is going to begin on 25th May, 2018 where Amazon is offering 5% extra cash back for SBI Card holders valid only on the first day of sale, no cost EMI, free case with screen protector and benefits for Jio users.